Delivering training to carers: a practical guide based on findings from the national evaluation of the caring with confidence programme

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS. Centre for International Research on Care, Labour and Equalities
University of Leeds. Centre for International Research on Care, Labour and Equalities
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This practical guide for organisations seeking to deliver training programmes to carers has been developed using learning from the National Evaluation of the Caring with Confidence (CwC) programme. The CwC programme ran from 2008 to 2010 and involved a large number of organisations in the UK delivering a seven-module training course to carers in their localities. CwC was designed to help carers develop a range of skills relevant to their caring roles, including: practical matters; everyday life tasks; and being able to have a life of their own. The programme also aimed to help carers become more confident in their caring roles, particularly in relation to seeking formal support and exploring recreational and employment opportunities. While delivering the programme, providers experienced a number of challenges, which were often met with creative solutions. This guide provides other organisations seeking to offer carer training with ideas about how to deliver it successfully. It covers the following areas: planning the training; sources of funding and financial planning; monitoring access; recruiting carers; course materials; delivery methods; practical considerations; and future planning.

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planning, teaching methods, training, carers, good practice;
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practice guidance
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